ASE successfully deploys Nutanix’s HCI-based cloud platform

Nutanix announced today that Amman Stock Exchange Company (ASE) has successfully deployed Nutanix’s hyperconverged infrastructure-based Cloud Platform. The solution, which was expertly implemented by PROTECH, has eliminated hardware maintenance fees of over USD35,000 annually and significantly reduced operating expenses due to lower data center energy consumption and space requirements. It has also enhanced the performance of mission-critical applications such as ASE’s website, resulting in improvements in end-user satisfaction and reduction in IT helpdesk complaints. It also delivers high availability and makes zero RTO (recovery time objectives) and RPO (recovery point objectives) possible as Virtual Machines (VMs) can be effortlessly migrated between primary and disaster recovery sites.

To overcome several performance and maintenance challenges, it was facing, ASE decided to implement a virtual environment based on Nutanix’s Cloud Platform. Critical applications that run on Nutanix include all the auxiliary systems for ASE’s trading platform as well as the website and its associated database. End-users of these applications include brokerage firms, public shareholding companies, data vendors, investors, and the Jordan Capital Market (JCM).

Nutanix has enabled ASE to consolidate its compute, storage, and networking into an all-in-one platform that is easily controlled and monitored via a single dashboard. Eng. Fadi Sodah, Director, Information & Communications Technology at Amman Stock Exchange, highlighted the solution’s self-healing, patching, data protection, replication, policy enforcement, and event logging features have been especially beneficial to his organization.

While the ease of management and cost savings that his IT team now enjoy are no doubt highlights of the deployment, it is perhaps this enhancement of end-user experiences that ASE values most. “Ultimately, end-users are not concerned about the environment, the servers or anything else. They simply care about the performance of the applications and that’s something they have witnessed a noticeable improvement with,” said Sodah.

Outlining his organization’s ongoing plans to extend its investment with Nutanix, Sodah said, “We have already completed our first expansion milestone, which we plan to expand on the coming years by adding more nodes. Given the success of this phase of the deployment, we are now looking to add new services, including mobile apps, web applications and eServices. As Nutanix’s solution has industry-leading deduplication features, it will help us accommodate future growth. We have complete confidence that this solution can serve our businesses’ requirements for the next decade.”